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Foundation Certificate in Soccer Nutrition

The Foundation Certificate in Soccer Nutrition provides an introduction to soccer nutrition and the fueling required to maximise player performance and recovery while reducing the risk of injuries.

Certificate in Soccer Nutrition

*Official University Accredited Online Course
This course provides learners with 20 academic level 4 credits

You will learn the following key areas of Soccer Nutrition:

1. Soccer physiology
2. Macro & micro nutrients in soccer
3. Macro & micro nutrients in soccer
4. Hydration in soccer
5. Training, match & recovery fueling
6. Nutrition & injury
7. Nutrition in female soccer
8. Maximal intensity conditioning
9. Training session design
10. Supplements in soccer


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YOUR SOCCER FACULTY

The course provides an introduction to soccer nutrition and the fueling required to maximise player performance and recovery while reducing the risk of injuries. The Certificate in Soccer Nutrition course has been developed with some of the game’s most respected soccer nutritionists representing clubs and associations at the highest level:

LESSON PLAN

1. Energy Balance & Body Composition

Delivered by Sam McHaffie

In this lecture you’ll explore energy demands of soccer players understanding the equation of energy expenditure to energy consumption. Body composition testing and manipulation in conjunction with energy balance, food and the basics of soccer physiology.

2. Understanding Macro & Micro Nutrients

Delivered by Dr Eirini Manthou

Macro and micronutrients are explored in detail, their sources, structure, function and availability. Additionally micronutrients, vitamins and minerals and their role in in the dietary plan are presented. The development of dietary plans and how to positively affect your players through nutritional principles is detailed.

3. Soccer Health & Wellness (Vitamins & Minerals)

Delivered by Matthew Jones

Health and wellness are vital in this lecture we examine the health and food foundations, deep diving further into vitamins and minerals as well as practical recommendations for the use of food types and plant derived nutrients.

4. Fluid Balance & Hydration

Delivered by Virginia Santesteban

In this lecture we consider the thermoregulation in physical demands of soccer and the influence of hydration status. Hydration is so important to optimal performance we’ll review the consequences of dehydration and hyperhydration. Specific beverages and examples for rehydration are detailed.

5. Training, Match & Recovery Fuelling

Delivered by Dr. Adam Owen

In this lecture we’ll look at the soccer player diet and the importance of macronutrients, with additional emphasis on the glycemic index and carbohydrate response. This knowledge is important in fuelling strategies for maximum performance which will be provided in this lecture.

6. Maximising nutrition through injury

Delivered by Faisal Alshawa

Examine soccer specific injury characteristics and how nutrition for injury can play a important role. Nutrition can have positive and negative effects on inflammation in the recovery process so in this lecture we’ll discuss and examine this in detail. Muscle loss and the building process are covered in this lecture too.

7. Nutrition for the female soccer player

Delivered by Yasemin Batmaca

In this lecture we examine nutrition for female soccer players and the physiological challenges. Specificity in terms of macro and micro nutrients, together with dietary supplements for the female player to ensure peak performance is detailed.

8. Nutritional supplementation and ergogenic aids

Delivered by Matthew Jones

Food first, supplements second… we’ll explore the definition and application of supplements and their importance. We’ll provide a theoretical framework to help you with your decision making and safe application of supplemental interventions.

SUMMARY
FOCUS
FAQ
ACCREDITATION
SUMMARY

How do you achieve and manage the balance between physical and tactical  training? Where does a fitness coaches work end and where does the work of the soccer coach start?

The Certificate in Soccer Nutrition course delivers 16 hours of focused training that has been developed by some of the most respected nutritional practitioners and performance experts working within top flight soccer clubs. provides you with the most efficient and modern training methods, drills and exercises to maximise the physical, tactical and technical development & preparation of your players for peak performance.

This course is suitable for:

Individuals tasked with the responsibility for the training & coaching aspects of both individual athletes or team sports

Individuals with an interest in developing their knowledge in the nutritional preparation, training & development of individual athletes or team sports

The course is comprised of the following:

16 study hours
Tutor assessed assignment
Certificate of Achievement

FOCUS

The aim of this Soccer Nutrition course is to expose you to the fundamentals of nutrition for soccer players so that you can:

  • Understand the key energy sources required to perform repeated high intensity and explosive movements within the intermittent nature of soccer;
  • Understand the fueling that is is required to perform and recover from both training, competitive games across a range of levels with the game;
  • Understand how to reduce the risk for non-contact muscle injuries, through a better understanding of key nutrients.

FAQ

Who is this course designed for?
This course has been designed for beginner to elite level coaches who want to understand soccer specific nutrition and the impact of player diet on performance.

How long is the course?
This is a 16-hour course providing a deep understanding and best practices that can be applied to your own team environment to maximise performance and recovery in soccer.

Is my progress logged through the course?
After each lecture there is a short multiple-choice test designed to cement your learning. You can access your test results at anytime through your course progress area.

Can I stop/pause a presentation part way through?
Yes, the course is completely flexible. You can go back to a module at anytime and continue from where you left off.

Can I take the modules in any order?
No. The course follows a set structure that must be studied in numerical order. You can only access the next module once you have completed the previous module test.

Is there a time limit on the course?
Yes. This course has a 6-month access limit. You can access the course 24/7 within this period.

Will I get a certificate to show that I have passed the course?
Yes, you will receive a pass certificate provided you have attained the minimum pass grade of 75%.

If you have any further questions, please Contact Us.

ACCREDITATION

Official University Accredited Online Course

This course provides affiliated Glyndwr University learners with 20 academic level 4 credits

Accredited by South African Society of Physiotherapy

Level 2: 20 CPD points

This course provides affiliated Glyndwr University learners with 20 academic level 4 credits

Accredited by Biokinetics Association of South Africa

Level 2: 20 CPD points accredited with BASA

Accredited by British Virgin Islands Football Association

This online course is fully accredited by the BVIFA & ensures the study hours will contribute to the achievement of a formal accreditation & BVIFA continued professional development.

The course will also be accepted towards the revalidation for the BVIFA-CONCACAF Level D-B courses.

 

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Who is this Soccer Nutrition course for?

  • Individuals tasked with the responsibility for the training & coaching aspects of both individual athletes or team sports
  • Individuals with an interest in developing their knowledge in the nutritional preparation, training & development of individual athletes or team sports

Is this course suitable for me?

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Why is this Soccer Nutrition course important?

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What skills will I improve if I take this Soccer Nutrition course?

  • Understanding the key energy sources required to perform repeated high intensity & explosive movements within the intermittent nature of soccer is of paramount importance
  • Fueling to perform & recover from both training, competitive games is very specific across a range of levels of the game
  • All practitioners and coaches can only benefit themselves and their players even further by having a more in-depth knowledge of sports nutrition
  • May help us to reduce the risk for non-contact muscle injuries, through a better understanding of key timing of nutrients

How will this course help me?

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How can this course assist me to progress?
ISSPF courses are not only recommended by universities and federations around the world, but they are delivered by some of the leading practitioners in the game which will provide some cutting edge methods and industry overview on dealing with specific aspects of performance coaching and development largely including physical training in a team sport environment. ISSPF are working at accrediting all their courses through academic and footballing institutes in order to provide additional academic currency to the learner.

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